Delawares not Orpingtons!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Stephanie739, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. Stephanie739

    Stephanie739 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks are five days old. I thought I had the breeds determined, but the brown marks on the wings of the little yellow chicks had me reconsidering. I was certain they were buff orpingtons until just a few minutes ago. They are delawares! (right?? [​IMG] )

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  2. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    They appear from the picture to be too yellow for Delaware chicks.
    Here is a pic of one of our 4 day old Delawares
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    Delaware chicks should be nearly white with very little black spots. As the wing feathers start to develop there will be a bit of black on them. The head can be all white or have a few black marks depending on how much smut they will feather out with. This one grew up to be quite smutty.
     
  3. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks just like my Blondie at a week old! Yellow fuzz ball. I say BO but you never know
     
  4. Eris

    Eris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From my vague memory, my hatchery Delaware rooster started all yellow. Not white at all. And no spots at all either until he started feathering out. So I say there is a chance it could be a Delaware if its a hatchery chick.
     

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